Couple appeal for gift contributions after ‘lowest amount of donations’

CHRISTMAS PLEA: Al and Jen Ferguson have appealed for donations

Husband and wife team Al and Jen Ferguson, whose social media accounts include It’s the Fergusons and Dadsnet, are appealing for Christmas donations for their work helping the elderly community in their hardest year yet.

Each year, Jen, Al and their children visit a number of care homes on Christmas Day, delivering donated gifts and visiting elderly people who may not have any visitors on December 25. They chat, play games, read stories and spend the day celebrating.

The couple have an Amazon Wishlist with gifts for the residents at care homes. There are a range of gifts, from blankets and jigsaws to dolls to be used for doll therapy for residents with dementia. The gifts are specific and matched to each resident’s interests.

However, Jen told the Times that this year they have seen the lowest amount of donations since they began.

“We’ve received much less than normal – the lowest donations ever this year. We’ve never known a year like this.”

The family are appealing not only to individuals but to businesses also to donate this year. If you are a business and have a Christmas budget for donations and would like to get involved in buying enough gifts for the elderly in our local community then please in get in touch via email below.

If you would like to donate a gift or make a monetary donation, please contact Jen via or visit their Amazon Wishlist via their @itsthefergusons Instagram link in the bio.

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